Space Sciences Series of ISSI

Probing the Nature of Gravity

Confronting Theory and Experiment in Space

Editors: Everitt, C.W.F., Huber, M.C.E., Kallenbach, R., Schäfer, G., Schutz, B.F., Treumann, R.A. (Eds.)

  • Covers all aspects in which gravitation plays a role in checking the validity of general relativity
  • Presents all proposals for modification of gravitational theory in one volume
  • Accounts for the possible time dependences of the fundamental constants of physics
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This book is the result of an international Workshop on Gravity and the various attempts of checks of the role of General Relativity in Gravity that are based on space data. In its centre stand data on Gravitomagnetism, in particular the results of the Gravity Probe B ‘null-experiment’ that has measured the Lense-Thirring effect in orbit around the Earth, data derived from observation of astrophysical systems as well as from laser ranging of Earth-orbiting satellites. Tests of possible violations of Newton ’s inverse-square law and the equivalence principle are discussed as well as the problem of the constancy of the fundamental physics constants, and constraints on gravitational theory from cosmological observations, Quantum Gravity and Grand Unified Theory. In these respects emphasis is put on the assessment of uncertainty, i.e., to the question as to what extentd high-accuracy measurements are possible in space.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Probing the Nature of Gravity
Book Subtitle
Confronting Theory and Experiment in Space
Editors
  • C.W.F. Everitt
  • Martin C.E. Huber
  • R. Kallenbach
  • G. Schäfer
  • B.F. Schutz
  • R.A. Treumann
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1361-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2604-2
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 574
Number of Illustrations and Tables
120 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Reprinted from Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 148/1-4, 2009
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